To that end, the Chitra Lane team put together an adaptive strategy to continue the School Programme. The teachers and therapists communicated with parents advising on home programs and creative holiday activities. The Home Programme aimed at reinforcing parent-to-child bonding and developing their self-help skills. At Chitra Lane, it is our firm belief that parents are the best therapists for their children
With time, our teachers learnt new skills and moved towards online platforms. We now conduct both individual and group sessions on online learning platforms like zoom. We are particularly proud of our group sessions for music, dancing and sports and the enthusiastic feedback and participation we receive from parents and students alike. We are keen on replicating all our programmes virtually, and we are increasingly proud of our success in doing so.
We’ve also gained previously unavailable insight via the online programme on the challenges parents face at home. For instance, our pioneering parenting programme now uses the video feedback given by parents while practically implementing the programme to enhance and redirect parenting skills more effectively. We now inadvertently have a wealth of virtual resources to support parents and enhance teacher training. Our online consultations and assessments have already paved the way for overseas students to work with our consultants, psychologists, speech therapists, special educationists and other experts and we hope to expand upon this avenue in the future.
Meanwhile, the Chitra Lane Academy not only conducted the sessions of its one-year course on “Care and Education of Children with Special Needs” in a highly interactive virtual environment, but also gave students the opportunity to observe the classes being conducted by its experienced teachers via Zoom, as a part of the practical component of their course.